Psalms Series: Five Minutes Praising God

Psalms Series: Five Minutes Praising God

Remember how Psalms is a series of poems or songs a guy named David wrote? He told God how he felt, no matter if it was joy, sadness, anger, confusion, fear—anything! One of the most well-known Psalms is Psalm 23. Take a minute and read it together as a family:

The Lord is my shepherd;

   I have all that I need.

He lets me rest in green meadows;

   he leads me beside peaceful streams.

He renews my strength.

He guides me along right paths,

   bringing honor to his name.

Even when I walk

   through the darkest valley,

I will not be afraid,

   for you are close beside me.

Your rod and your staff

   protect and comfort me.

You prepare a feast for me

   in the presence of my enemies.

You honor me by anointing my head with oil.

   My cup overflows with blessings.

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me

   all the days of my life,

and I will live in the house of the Lord


Wow, think about this Psalm for a second. What does it show us about God?

He’s our shepherd, provider, comforter, strength, guide, protector, host. God loves it when we praise him for who he is and what he’s done. David knew that whether he was resting or completely scared, God was with him.

Try a little family game: see if you can write a poem or song to God. First, have everybody answer these questions: Who is God? How is He with you? When is He with you? Then, see if you can smoosh all the answers into one poem!